One of the largest Geography and Planning departments in the UK ranked 14th for Research Power in REF2021, Liverpool has an established international reputation for research excellence with 36% of our publications rated as world-leading 4* (REF2021). Four mature, inclusive, vibrant, and cognate Research Groups drive our world-leading 4* research environment ranked joint 8th in the UK.

Our ethos is to undertake research to understand better the physical and human processes shaping our environment and communities, the cognition and utilisation of these processes to support decision-making, and to predict the trajectories and causes of future change.

Conducting research that has an impact on society is an ethos enshrined in our strategic priorities and we specialise in societally relevant research. We drive our Interdisciplinary and Impact Agenda by (co-) leading University Centres and Institutes bringing together researchers from across disciplines and the world.